Descended From the Doge

According to my cousin Mirna, the Trevisan side of our family was actually related to a 16th century Venetian Doge. Doge (pronounced do jay), as in the chief magistrate and leader of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Light whose noble families ruled Venice for over a thousand years. …

The Assumption of Venice

Although Venice’s Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is considered to be one of the greatest churches in the city, few day trippers to Venice may see it. Even with a campanile that rivals that of San Marco (the second tallest in the city) and a canal side location right in the heart of Venice’s …

Descended from the Doge

According to my cousin Mirna, the Trevisan side of our family was actually related to a 16th century Venetian Doge (pronounced do jay.) Doge, as in the chief magistrate and leader of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Light whose noble families ruled Venice for over a thousand years. …